“Years of dreaming…will be climaxed Friday night with the staging of the first event in the city’s new, luxurious auditorium.”
March 25, 1956
“People of Lubbock voted by a narrow margin to ultimately have the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium and Coliseum demolished.”
May 6, 2018
And, like that, on a 526-vote margin, we voted to destroy two of our most recognizable buildings – buildings that held our collective memories of basketball games, rodeos, symphonies, circuses, monster truck pulls, pancake breakfasts, concerts, graduations, and so many other events, all of which helped define our community. And ourselves.
Not one thing in any of these photos exists any more. What will happen to our memories, now that these buildings are gone? Will they get stronger? Become larger than life? Become so faint we almost doubt the circus or the symphony ever even happened?
Where did our years of dreaming go?
Here’s another photo from our friends Darryl Birkenfeld and Joann Starr’s place, Casa La Entereza, with the summer solstice moon high in the morning sky.
If you’d like to know more about the house – which was designed by the Patient Spouse – go here.
near Nazareth, Texas